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West Ham confirm Carroll interest

ESPN staff
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West Ham United have confirmed to ESPN that they are interested in signing Liverpool striker Andy Carroll's on a season-long loan.

Carroll, 23, signed for Liverpool from Newcastle for £35 million in 2011 but struggled after the move, scoring just six Premier League goals in 42 appearances. His form did, however, improve towards the end of last season and he was on target for England with a fine header against Sweden at Euro 2012.

Recent reports have suggested that the Reds are open to letting Carroll leave this summer, with new manager Brendan Rodgers coy over whether the forward's future lies at Anfield.

Serie A side AC Milan have been mooted as potential candidates for his signature, although an approach has yet to be confirmed.

The Hammers, though, are to lodge an offer of a season-long loan, and a source told ESPN: "West Ham are rating their chances of getting Carroll on loan as low as 10%, but you never know."

It is unclear whether Carroll is in Rodgers' plans, with Liverpool closing in on a deal for Roma forward Fabio Borini.

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